COVID-19 Information for Children

Talk to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource

Tips and resources for helping children during the COVID-19 pandemic.​

How COVID-19 is interrupting children’s education

Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

UNC team creates online toolkit for those supporting individuals with autism during COVID-19 epidemic

Things To Do at Home with Your Children While Sheltering In Place

‘Imagineering in a Box’ is a free online program that brings together the diverse talents of Disney Imagineers around the world for a one-of-a-kind learning experience and is part of Disney’s commitment to helping today’s youth create the future they imagine.

Josh Gad, the actor who played Frozen’s Olaf, is reading books to kids online every night.

Favorite kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Disney Parks Release Performances on YouTube to Help Families Stuck at Home

Virtual Tours for Children

Take your Kids on Virtual Rides throughout Disney Parks Free

20 Virtual Field Trips To Take With Your Kids

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park!
https://www.nps.gov/…/lea…/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destinati…/great-wall-of-china

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen. https://www.si.edu/kids

Exercise for Children

Free Yoga at Home Videos for Kids

Free Mindfulness Classes for Kids

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4–8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/

School Curriculum

General Learning From Home

Google Teach From Home

Google Teach From Home Toolkit

YouTube Learn From Home

75+ Entertaining and Educational Activities for When You’re Stuck Indoors

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa. https://bamboolearning.com/resources

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

Digital learning content for preschool through high school. https://www.curriki.org/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

Classes for older teens or adults. https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo…

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas. https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas. https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects. https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online educational program for toddler through high school. https://www.khanacademy.org/

Resources for AP students. https://marcolearning.com/

Daily lessons and educational activities that children can do on their own. https://www.superchargedschool.com/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials. https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. PebbleGo.com

Free videos from around the world from grade 3–12
https://www.projectexplorer.org/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school. https://allinonehighschool.com/

Education for kids all topics. Ducksters.com

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities. https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Toddler and Preschool

Toddler and preschool age ideas. https://preschoolinspirations.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children. https://www.funology.com/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1–2 months at home with their kids. Preschool through 8th grade. www.abetterwaytohomeschool.com

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool . https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade. www.teacherspayteachers.com

Free printables library with activities for children 0–6. www.littlesparkcompany.com

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up.
https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers.
https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/…

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students. https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Science

40 Science Websites to Keep Kids Engaged and Entertained at Home

63 Easy Science Experiments for Kids Using Household Stuff

Hands on Elem science videos. https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access. https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Science, Math, Social Studies. https://www.ck12.org/student/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home. http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

High school chemistry topics. www.acs.org

Biology simulations. https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Chemistry. https://www.playmadagames.com/

K-5th Science lessons. https://mysteryscience.com/

80+ do at home science activities. https://elementalscience.com/…/n…/80-free-science-activities

Science and math labs and simulations. https://phet.colorado.edu/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology. https://sepuplhs.org/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home.
https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engine…/

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids. https://medium.com/…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week-long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Space science for kiddos. https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Learn all about cells. https://www.cellsalive.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home.
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

This NASA Climate Kids initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.

Math

60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math.

Math and Reading games. https://www.funbrain.com/

Math and Reading games. https://www.abcya.com/

Math and Language games. https://www.arcademics.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry. http://www.mathscore.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine. http://bedtimemath.org/

Elem Math through 6th grade. https://boddlelearning.com/

Geometry. https://www.canfigureit.com/

Science, Math, Social Studies. https://www.ck12.org/student/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish). https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Higher-level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA…

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors. https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources. https://www.mathplayground.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8. https://www.scootpad.com/

Science and math labs and simulations. https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Engineering challenges with things you have at home.
https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engine…/

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult. https://www.aplusclick.org/

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and weeklong sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

Math practice. https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students. https://www.zearn.org/

Fractions practice. http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Algebra games for kids. https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/

Finances

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Reading and Writing

Phonics and learning to read. https://readingeggs.com/

Phonics skills. https://www.starfall.com/h/

Phonics worksheets for kids. https://www.funfonix.com/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish). https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial. http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

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https://www.spellingcity.com/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography — all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

Spelling 1–4 grade.
https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Reading passages for grades 3–12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

Favorite kids books read by famous people. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Free Children’s Classic Books Free To Read (Word/PDF/Audiobook).

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access.
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)
https://www.facts4me.com/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Free stories online ages 3–12. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Reading/Listening Goodies

Fairy Tales in Spanish

The 21 Best Podcasts for Kids

Favorite kids books read by famous people. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Free stories online ages 3–12. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

English and Languages

Grammar practice for middle grades. https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Resources for Spanish practice. https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Music Based Spanish Learning. https://rockalingua.com/

Chinese learning activities. https://chalkacademy.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8.
https://www.scootpad.com/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/

22 languages to learn. https://www.memrise.com/

Foreign languages. https://www.duolingo.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech. https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

History

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults. https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

An interactive way to learn history.
https://www.mission-us.org/

Digital archive of history. https://www.bunkhistory.org/

An interactive way to learn history.
https://www.mission-us.org/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.
http://www.whatwasthere.com//

Social Studies

Science, Math, Social Studies. https://www.ck12.org/student/

Music

Poetry and music. https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/

Music Based Spanish Learning. https://rockalingua.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home. https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

Music practice transformed. https://www.smartmusic.com/

Keyboarding practice. https://www.typingclub.com/or https://www.typing.com/

Music is for everyone. https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1–12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free. https://prodigiesmusic.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students. https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

College Courses

450 Ivy League courses that you can take. www.freecodecamp.org

2,500+ online courses from top institutions. https://www.edx.org/

Games

16 Card Games that Will Turn Your Students Into Math Aces.

Play games and learn all about animals. https://switchzoo.com/

Play with fave show characters and learn too. https://pbskids.org/

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc. https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities. https://www.highlightskids.com/

Games to get “into the book”. https://reading.ecb.org/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

Engaging reading game for grades 2–8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8. https://www.funbrain.com/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others. https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders. https://www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Math games galore. https://gridclub.com/

Interactive games based on the book series. https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

Educational games K-12. https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6–1000+. https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun. https://www.crazygames.com/

PreK — 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

Computer Programming

Coding with Star Wars. https://code.org/starwars

Learn to code. https://www.codecademy.com/

Coding for ages 4–10. https://www.kodable.com/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/

The Arts

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Bestselling Childrens Author Mo Willems Is Teaching Kids Drawing On YouTube

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Artsology: Art Games for Kids, Arts Education Resources for Teachers, and much more! https://artsology.com

General

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
https://busytoddler.com

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com

Geography and animals. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/

Amphibian unit studies. https://premeditatedleftovers.com

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance. https://www.ngpf.org/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2–12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

News and more for kids. https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
https://thestorystarter.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in. https://www.google.com/earth/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.
https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

This NASA Climate Kidsinitiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

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